Technology fans that live in parts of Austin, Texas covered by the new Google Fiber internet service can now sign up to get service for data and TV in their home or business. Google promises that fiber connections can be up to 100 times faster than basic broadband speeds available today in the city. That means blazing fast movie downloads and lots of bandwidth for streaming video and other services to multiple devices.
Google is offering residential and business plans in Austin. As in other cities, basic Google Fiber internet plans are free from monthly fees. Residential customers can get up to 5 Mbps download and up to 1Mbps upload at no monthly cost. The basic service does require a $300 construction fee as a one time payment or that can be broken out at $25 per month for 12 months.
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